Rejection is part of the deal for writers, but I find it’s the waiting that sucks. For anyone that missed Jia Jiang’s rejection therapy via YouTube, check it out (below). You’ll feel better about rejection. Then make your own list.
- Walk into the next 13–year-old birthday party my son attends and ask if they requested a clown. (Might get egged as well as rejected.)
- Walk into a bank and offer to help count the money.
- Camp out by the Slurpee machine in 7-11 and keep a steady flow of refills going.
- Ask a LIRR conductor if I can bring the train into Penn Station.
- Wash windshields at a traffic light using my spit.
- Door to door solicitations to “Save Fat Cats on Wall Street”.
- Ask the bakery if they can only sell me the chocolate side of the black and white cookie. I don’t like vanilla frosting.
- Request a seat for my imaginary friend on any 5 o’clock train out of the city.
- Ask a bookstore clerk if they have something I can read while I use their jon.
- Ask a barber if they could cut one strand of hair at a time. I have delicate follicles.
- Request Dunkin’ Donuts to name a donut after me called the S S Delight. Yummm…